Introduction to Maya - Rendering in Arnold
This course will look at the fundamentals of rendering in Arnold. We'll go through the different light types available, cameras, shaders, Arnold's render settings and finally how to split an image into render passes (AOV's), before we then reassemble it i
# 1 16-03-2006 , 02:13 PM
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Popular MEL scripts?

What MEL scripts do you use on a regular basis and what do they perfom? Also, what is the mjpoly script?


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# 2 16-03-2006 , 06:58 PM
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I use the MJPolytools whenever I model. They are a series of scripts that do things like add edge loops and things like that. Get them. They are free.

# 3 17-03-2006 , 08:54 AM
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I downloaded it yesterday but I get seem to make any sense of it, and the online instructions are down user added image


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# 4 17-03-2006 , 03:26 PM
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just put the mel script in your script directory [username\mydoc~\maya6.0\script]


and run MJPolyTools; in script editor.

if u want the menu at start just put "MJPolyTools;" in your user set up script path [C:\Documents and Settings\usrName\My Documents\maya\6.0\scripts]

or similar directory

# 5 17-03-2006 , 03:31 PM
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Yeah, I've got it up and running in Maya Vlad, but I'm not sure how to use it or what it's for :S I've heard its a great tool for edge loops etc, but it doesn't seem to do anything, so I'm presumingI'm using it wrong, and the instructions/documentation on it is down


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# 6 22-03-2006 , 06:06 PM
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try selecting an edge and hit "Edge Loop Split". this would be the most used function from MJPolyTools I guess.

another script I use constantly for modeling is SpinFaces.mel
you can find it at https://www.knower.it/ in the digital art section.

TemplateSkeletonLE.mel by Paul Thuriot is a must for rigging.


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# 7 23-03-2006 , 09:45 AM
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Any idea where I can source that MEL script Falott? I've googled it worded several different ways and don't appear to be getting close.

Thanks


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# 8 24-03-2006 , 06:02 PM
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just do like vladimirjp told - put both scripts - the MJPolyTools and the MJPolyToolsUI into your scripts directory, update your userSetup.mel (type -> MJPolyToolsuser added image which is also in your scriptsDirectory and restart maya. I case I misunderstood and you need the script itself, here you go. alltho it is written for maya4.0 it is also running with maya7.0 which I use.

you can also put the iconFiles into your local pref/icon directory

good luck!

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# 9 29-03-2006 , 07:02 AM
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Hi Guys I just tried to install MJPolyTools and when I try to execute MJPolyTools;

I get the following Error:
MJPolyTools;
// Error: Object's name is not unique: MJPolyToolsMenu //

Any Idea what I've done wrong?

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Paul

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